A Dawson County Chick-fil-A employee was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship for her service, academic excellence and leadership in the community.
Kaitlyn Klucznik was honored June 9 at the local restaurant on Hwy. 400 South, where franchise operator Tony Kellar presented her with the award.
The accolade is given to 25 recipients each year among 1,400 candidates from the leadership scholarship pool. A blue-ribbon panel of judges decide who is selected to receive the S. Truett Cathy Scholarship Award.
Klucznik has worked at Chick-fil-A for more than four years, with three of those years at the Dawsonville location.
She is studying art at North Georgia College & State University. A 2008 graduate of North Forsyth High School, she was a member of the National Art Honor Society, the National Honor Society and Beta Club.
She also volunteered in many capacities at Mountain Lake Church, including traveling to Jamaica on a mission trip.
Kellar said Klucznik is “an important asset to our restaurant and our community ... her leadership skills and exemplary customer service create a positive experience for our customers and an inspiring example for our team members.
“We’re thrilled her excellence has been recognized with this scholarship.”